Bishop Edir Macedo


The old man and the king

The old man and the king

| September 20, 2017

A king was riding with his army when he noticed an old man planting a small tree. He found this very strange, since the tree would take too long to grow and, when it could bear fruit, the old man would no longer be around to eat its fruit. So the king asked the old gardener why he insisted on such a useless task. To which the man replied: “I am glad to sow, even if I am not the one to reap. Aren’t we taking advantage today of the trees that were planted many  years  ago? Sowing is what matters. Not reaping.” The king considered the old man’s actions wise and, moved, handed him a bag with many gold coins as a reward for the gardener’s wisdom. And  he  thanked  him,  saying: “See how things are? I have barely just planted this tree and I am already reaping valuable fruit.” Sowing is optional, but reaping is mandatory. Therefore, be careful what you sow. “Therefore, as we have opportunity, let us do good to all, especially to those who are of the household of...


When a servant becomes a king

When a servant becomes a king

| September 20, 2017

We are constantly seeing the damage caused by earthquakes in various parts of the world in the news. The images are striking: people frantically being shaken back and forth, trying to hold on to something...


Details make all the difference

Details make all the difference

| September 20, 2017

For an electronic device to function, each wire, no matter how small or thin it is, must be properly connected. If just one wire is disconnected, the entire function of the device is compromised. When...


The awakening of faith

The awakening of faith

| September 20, 2017

No living being, however strong or smart they may be, is able to take action while they’re asleep. Likewise, no machine, however powerful it may be, can operate when it’s turned off. When people and machines...


Through one person

Through one person

| September 20, 2017

Through one person, Adolf Hitler, about 70 million people were decimated during the Second World War. If the power and authority of one person that had an alliance with evil brought countless tragic consequences, the power and...


The faith that moved Abraham

The faith that moved Abraham

| September 20, 2017

Abraham believed for a long time, even when there was no longer any hope of seeing his dream come true, to then be able to become the father of faith and God’s friend. Not only did he have...


What have you done with your faith?

What have you done with your faith?

| September 20, 2017

No living being, however strong or smart they may be, is able to take action while they’re asleep. Likewise, no machine, however powerful it may be, can operate when it’s turned off. When people and...


What is the purpose of a test?

What is the purpose of a test?

| September 20, 2017

Now it came to pass after these things that God tested Abraham, and said to him, “Abraham!” And he said, “Here I am”. (Genesis 22.1) The word test in the dictionary is defined as: “the means...


My encouragement is…

My encouragement is…

| September 20, 2017

And many of the Samaritans of that city believed in Him because of the word of the woman who testified, “He told me all that I ever did…” (John 4.39) Many people are the same when...


To be or do?

To be or do?

| September 20, 2017

“And to one he gave five talents, to another two. Then, he who had received the five talents went and traded with them, and made another five talents. And, likewise, he who had received two...


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